Thomas Hobbes

English materialist and political philosopher who advocated absolute sovereignty as the only kind of government that could resolve problems caused by the selfishness of human beings (1588-1679)

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All generous minds have a horror of what are commonly called "Facts". They are the brute beasts of the intellectual domain.Rate it:
Appetite, with an opinion of attaining, is called hope the same, without such opinion, despair.Rate it:
Appetite, with an opinion of attaining, is called hope; the same, without such opinion, despair.Rate it:
Fear of things invisible in the natural seed of that which everyone in himself calleth religion.Rate it:
Humans are driven by a perpetual and restless desire of power.Rate it:
Laughter is nothing else but a sudden glory arising from some sudden conception of some eminency in ourselves, by comparison with the infirmity of others, or with our own formerly.Rate it:
Leisure is the mother of philosophy.Rate it:
No mans error becomes his own Law; nor obliges him to persist in it.Rate it:
Science is the knowledge of consequences, and dependence of one fact upon another.Rate it:
Such is the nature of men, that howsoever they may acknowledge many others to be more witty, or more eloquent, or more learned; yet they will hardly believe there be many so wise as themselves.Rate it:
Such truth as opposeth no man's profit nor pleasure is to all men welcome.Rate it:
Sudden glory is the passion which makes those grimaces called laughter.Rate it:
The obligation of subjects to the sovereign is understood to last as long, and no longer, than the power lasteth by which he is able to protect them.Rate it:
The privilege of absurdity to which no living creature is subject, but man only.Rate it:
There is no such thing as perpetual tranquillity of mind while we live here; because life itself is but motion, and can never be without desire, nor without fear, no more than without sense.Rate it:
War consisteth not in battle only, or the act of fighting; but in a tract of time, wherein the will to contend by battle is sufficiently known.Rate it:
Words are the money of foolsRate it:
Words are the money of fools.Rate it:
Words are wise men's counters, they do but reckon by them: but they are the money of fools.Rate it:
Words are wise men's counters, they do but reckon with them, but they are the money of fools.Rate it:

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